Good Coffee & Home Value

Having access to a good cup of coffee is more important than ever, and pumpkin spice lattes are an even bigger reason to visit a coffee shop at this time of the year. What does all of this have to do with home values? There’s more to it than you realize.

Consider the Demand for Coffee

Did you know there are more than 19,000 Starbucks locations around the world? This $15 billion company is well recognized as a must-have, especially on the daily route to and from work. For home buyers, buying a home that’s close to a Starbucks actually could be very important, and for home sellers, being close to one could raise your home value.

Don’t think that it’s true? A study by Quartz showed that, in fact, it is! They looked at the…

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Spring Lake - Humpback Whales

 

Humpback whales are typically found in cold water habitats like the Arctic and Antarctic. But in recent years, they've been turning up more and more in the waters off the Jersey Shore. Humpback whales spotted offer Spring Lake, NJ! These beautiful creatures are an amazing site to see and now you have the chance to do so right in your own backyard.

There are a few possible explanations for this. One is that as the climate warms, humpbacks are extending their range into new areas where they didn't used to go. Another possibility is that there's more food available in the Jersey Shore area for them to eat.

 

Humpback whales are one of the most fascinating creatures on earth. These massive animals can weigh up to 40 tons and measure up to 60…

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As 2022 enters the final few months, you may be wondering about making your move now to sell a home. "Can I still sell my home?" "Should I sell in 2022 or wait until the spring market of 2023?"

In every situation, this is a personal decision. If now is the right time for you and your family to move, there's no reason not to enter the market by listing. Some sellers, though, have flexibility and want to ensure they are selling at the ideal time when they can get the best price for their home or the fastest offer.

Let's take a closer look at the market and overall conditions to get a better idea if now is the right time to sell.

What’s to Come in the Mortgage Market

There is no doubt we are entering a bit of a period of…

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Oceanfront Lavallette

3648 Ocean Terrace, Lavallette, New Jersey 

OCEANFRONT ...The world is your oyster and this seaside gem is your pearl! With a refined selection of updated features in a desirable oceanfront position, this masterpiece defines the pinnacle of home ownership. This home was totally remodeled inside and out. Offers the very best of living at the shore. As you set foot inside, you will be greeted by the living room where you can instantly relax while basking in the warmth of the feature fireplace. This elegantly opens to the dining room and the enviable ultra-modern kitchen that boasts a large island and a suite of premium appliances. 

$3,685,000

Listed & Sold by Shawn Clayton 


The open-plan entertainer on the ground floor leads out to…

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Money in Homes

If you want to sell your home in the coming months, you'll be wondering about pricing your home correctly. Setting your home price fairly has a major impact on how fast your home sells. In some cases, it will make or break a sale. There's no overestimating the importance of this step when setting your house up for sale, especially now that the real estate market is beginning to show signs of slowing down after the rollercoaster of the pandemic years. 

It's no secret that home sellers have enjoyed seller's market conditions for a good couple of years now. A severe imbalance in the supply and demand of housing led to surging home prices. Home sellers in in-demand areas didn't have to think too much about pricing their homes correctly, with…

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There are many different reasons you might be thinking about selling your home. Perhaps you want to downsize (or upsize), perhaps you want to take advantage of the market, or maybe you need to move to another area of the country for your company. Regardless of the reasons, there are many things to consider before you speak with a real estate agent.

You probably already have a good grasp of how the home-buying process goes since you've done it at least once before. But if this is your first time selling a home, there’s plenty more to learn. Even if you have sold a home in the past, the market is always changing. 

If you're thinking about buying a home within the next year, or buying a home after you sell your current one there are a few…

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The Monmouth - Luxury Condos

The Monmouth- come live the good life! This luxurious, over 4200+ square foot home is perfect for those 55 and up. With a designer kitchen, granite countertops, upgraded lighting, and several outdoor balconies, you'll enjoy the casual, elegant lifestyle this intimate community has to offer. Boasting a 7,000 square foot clubhouse with incredible amenities- including an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, sauna & an 18 hole putting golf course- The Monmouth is one of a kind. Plus, you'll love the convenience of the 2 car garage located on the ground level in this secure building. 

Sold by Shawn Clayton $1,100,000 

For more details: The Monmouth

For information about condos for sale in The Monmouth or to schedule a private…

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Look no further than Curtis Point, an Exclusive Waterfront Community. This home features 4 bedrooms, a primary suite with balcony and 2.5 baths, plus a living room with fireplace, dining room and upscale kitchen. Outside, you'll find your own private oasis with kidney-shaped pool, custom cedar deck and pergola, and outdoor kitchen. Curtis Point is just minutes away from downtown Bay Head, restaurants, boardwalk and local yacht clubs, and includes three tennis courts, a private guarded beach and plenty of parking for your guests. Come see all this community has to offer!

Listed by Shawn Clayton 

732-295-2222


More details: New listing & Exclusive Waterfront Community

Mnatoloking home

Curtis Point is a waterfront community with…

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If you're looking for a breathtaking seashore home that offers both elegance and privacy, you'll want to check out this amazing three-story property in Mantoloking, New Jersey. Featuring six bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a stunning backyard with swim/spa and panoramic views of the ocean, this home is perfect for anyone who loves spending time by the water. The open living room and dining room are great for entertaining guests, while the gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets and stone countertops will make mealtime a breeze. Upstairs, you'll find four cozy bedrooms along with two full bathrooms. 

Mantoloking Estate

And if you have extra guests, the third floor offers two additional bedrooms for their convenience. But the real showstopper of this home is the…

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If you plan to sell your home, put that plan into action now. The U.S. has seldom seen such an astonishing seller's market, fueled by a combination of historically low inventory and historically high demand. This perfect storm of circumstances means that one in four homeowners will consider going up to $100,000 over budget just to snag a desirable residence, in many cases without even viewing that residence first.

Curtis Point beach

With all these jaw-dropping transactions going on, you might ask, "Why do I even need an agent to market my home for me?" As it turns out, seller's markets present their own share of challenges, not just for buyers but also for sellers. Let's look at the importance of marketing your home in a seller's market, along with some of the smart,…

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